• The Buddies (8) ( aka The Four Winds (3) aka  The Tokens (2)

    The Buddies (8) (Brooklyn, New York)
    aka The Four Winds (3) aka  The Tokens (2)


    Personnel :

    Hank Medress


    Mitch Margo

    Phil margo

    Stephen Friedland


    Discography :

    The Buddies (8)
    1964 - On The Go / Only My Friend (Swing 102)

    The Four Winds (3)
    1963 - Dear Judy / Come Softly To Me (Crystal Ball 102)
    1963 - Goodbye Maureen / Arlene (Crystal Ball 105)
    1964 - Remember Last Summer / Strange Feelings (Swing 100)
    1968 - Let it ride / One Face in the Crowd (B.T. Puppy 555)


    Biography :

    Originally known as The Linc-Tones when they formed in 1955 at Lincoln High School. Original members Hank Medress, Neil Sedaka, Eddie Rabkin and Cynthia Zolitin didn’t have much impact in their early days recording for Melba. They later disbanded, but Medress re-formed the group in 1960 as The Tokens. Brothers Phil and Mitch Margo and Jay Siegel were the new members, and the group recorded for Warwick in 1960, then had their one glorious hit in 1962, The Lion Sleeps Tonight (based on a Zulu song called Wimoweh). The Tokens formed their own label in 1964 called BT Puppy, but they couldn’t keep the hits coming. In addition to making their own records, The Tokens also recorded under other names, including The Four Winds and The Buddies.


    Songs :

    The Four Winds (3)

          Dear Judy                              Remember Last Summer

        Arlene                                             Come Softly To Me


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